Another domino is about to fall within the Sharks’ backline re-signing spree with Sione Katoa edging nearer to inking a brand new deal.
Meanwhile, Manly centre Morgan Harper has responded to experiences he’s been floated in a swap cope with Eels ahead Nathan Brown.
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SHARKS TO LOCK IN TRY-SCORING MACHINE
Sharks winger Sione Katoa is about to re-sign on a three-year deal, in line with News Corp.
Katoa’s present contract is because of expire on the finish of the season and he is among the 5 backline gamers the Sharks have been busy to lock in.
The first domino fell when Ronaldo Mulitalo re-signed on a two-year deal final August, earlier than Sioisifa Talakai re-signed on a three-year deal over the low season.
Katoa and Ramien are subsequent on their listing — and foxsports.com.au understands the latter is near inking a three-year deal too.
The membership can be reportedly in talks with fullback Will Kennedy, in addition to rising second-rower Teig Wilton.
Katoa has scored 46 tries in his 64 NRL appearances — all for the Sharks. He missed the again finish of final season with a pectoral damage which required surgical procedure, however recovered in time to characterize Tonga within the Rugby League World Cup.
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HARPER SHUTS DOWN SWAP DEAL REPORTS
Manly centre Morgan Harper has shut down experiences that he may transfer to the Eels in a swap cope with out-of-favour ahead Nathan Brown.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported earlier this month that the Sea Eagles and Eels had been contemplating the participant swap.
Harper is caught behind Brad Parker and Tolu Koula within the centres, whereas Brown has fallen down the pecking order at Parramatta too — and has been given permission to discover his choices.
However, talking to Code Sports, Harper revealed new Manly coach Anthony Seibold assured him he isn’t going anyplace.
“Seibs (Anthony Seibold) came in and we spoke about it. He was just saying it wasn’t going to happen,” Harper mentioned.
“I love it here and I’ll be working hard trying to get some results for Manly.
“I came into pre-season this year with a fresh mindset of trying to lock down a spot, and I’ll keep working hard to do that.”
“(Seibold) is just a bit different (to former coach Des Hasler) — he’s very good at what he does. I’ve enjoyed being under him and everyone’s just having a crack.”
Both Harper and Brown come off contract on the finish of the season.
Source web site: www.foxsports.com.au